Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Film Schools


The goal of the Foundation's film school program is to influence the next generation of filmmakers to create more realistic and compelling stories about science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes about scientists and engineers. This innovative program gives awards to students for original work that dramatizes science and technology themes or characters at six leading film schools:



Each year a best-of-the-best winning screenplay from the Foundation's six film school partners is awarded the $50,000 Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize by the Tribeca Film Institute.  Watch a sizzle reel of the Student Grand Jury Prize.


View the 2013 winners of the film school prizes.

View the 2012 winners of the film school prizes.

Program Director:
Doron Weber Bio